Nazmi Sari

Professor of Economics

University of Saskatchewan








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Sari, N., and M. Osman. 2015. The effects of patient education programs on medication use among asthma and COPD patients: a propensity score matching with a difference-in-difference regression approach. BMC Health Services Research 15(1): Article 332, 9 pages (online appendix: 28 pages).


Lechner M., and N. Sari. 2015. Labor market effects of sports and exercise: Evidence from Canadian panel data. Labor Economics 35: 1-15 (online appendix: 14 pages)


Fisher K., E. Harrison, B. Reeder, N. Sari and KE. Chad. 2015. Is self-reported physical activity participation associated with lower health services utilization among older adults? Cross-sectional evidence from the Canadian Community Health Survey. Journal of Aging Research 501. Article ID 425354, 14 pages


Sari, N., 2015. Contingent Valuation. In: M. Altman (Eds) Real World Decision Making: An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics. Santa Barbara: Praeger Publisher


Lawal  AK, T. Rotter, L. Kinsman, N. Sari, L. Harrison, C. Jeffery, M. Kutz, MF Khan, R. Flynn. 2014. Lean management in health care: definition, concepts, methodology and effects reported (systematic review protocol). Systematic Reviews 19(3): Article 103. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-3-103


Kinsman L., T. Rotter, K. Stevenson, B. Bath, D. Goodridge, L. Harrison, R. Dobson, N. Sari, C. Jeffery, C. Bourassa, G. Westhorp. 2014. The largest Lean transformation in the world: the implementation and evaluation of Lean in Saskatchewan. Health Care Quarterly 17(2):29-32


Sari, N. (Eds) 2014. Smoking Restrictions, Risk Perceptions and Its Health and Environmental Impacts. Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Altinanahtar, A., N. Sari. 2014.  Anti-smoking policies and their effects on smoking prevalence and

behavior: Lessons from OECD countries. In: N. Sari (Eds) Smoking Restrictions, Risk Perceptions and Its Health and Environmental Impacts, Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 3-21


Sari, N., 2014. Sports, exercise and length of stay in hospitals: Is there a differential effect for chronically ill people? Contemporary Economic Policy 32(2):247-260


Sari, N., 2013. On anti-smoking regulations and tobacco consumption. Journal of Socio-Economics 43:60-67


Altinanahtar, A., N. Sari. 2012.  Determinants of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior, Economic Theories of Suicidal Behavior and the Economics of Prevention. In: J.E. Lavigne (Eds) Frontiers in Suicide Risk: Research, Treatment and Prevention. Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers Hauppauge, pp.221-238


Sari, N., 2011. Does physical exercise affect demand for hospital services? Evidence from Canadian panel data. In: PR. Guerrero, S. Kesenne, and BR. Humphreys (Eds) The Economics of Sport, Health and Happiness: The Promotion of Well-being through Sporting Activities. Northampton: Edward Elgar, pp. 81-100.


Sari, N., 2011. “Exercise, physical activity and healthcare utilization: A review of literature for older adults” Maturitas 70(3): 285-289.


Sari, N., 2010. A short walk a day shortens the hospital stay: Physical activity and the demand for hospital services for older adults. Canadian Journal of Public Health 101(5): 385-389.


Sari, N., 2009. Physical inactivity and its impact on healthcare utilization. Health Economics 18(8): 885-901


Sari, N., S. de Castro, F. Newman, and G. Mills. 2008. Should We Invest in Suicide Prevention Programs? Journal of Socio-Economics 37(1): 262-275.


Johnson, S., S. Abonyi, B. Jeffery, P. Hackett, M. Hampton, T. McIntosh, D. Martz, N. Muhajarine, P. Petrucka, N. Sari, 2008. Recommendations for Action on the Social Determinants of Health: a Canadian Perspective. Lancet 372: 1690-1693.


Sari, N., 2008. Competition and Market Concentration. Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research (Vol. 18, pp. 139-156), Amsterdam: Elsevier


Sari, N., 2007. Reflections of DRG based Reimbursement Systems on Health Care Reforms. In: C. Aktan and U. Saran (Eds) Sağlık Ekonomisi ve Sağlık Yönetimi (Health Economics and Health Management), Ankara: Sağlıkta Umut Vakfı Yayınları, pp. 361-379 (in Turkish).


Sari, N., 2007. A Discussion on Alternative Reimbursement Schemes and Healthcare Utilization in Turkey. İktisat, İşletme ve Finans (Journal of Economy, Business and Finance), April 2007: 5-17 (in Turkish).


de Castro, S., F. Newman, G. Mills, and N. Sari, 2004. Economic Evaluation of Suicide Prevention Programs for Young Adults in Florida. The Business Review, Cambridge, December 2004, 3(1): 14-20. 


Sari, N., 2004. Consumer Spending for Pharmaceuticals and Its Implications for Health Care Financing. Eastern European Economics 42 (1): 43-55.


Sari, N., 2003. Efficiency Outcomes of Market Concentration and Managed Care. International Journal of Industrial Organization 21(10): 1571-1589.


Sari, N., 2002. Do Competition and Managed Care Improve Quality? Health Economics 11 (7): 571-584.


Sari, N. and JC Langenbrunner, 2001. Consumer Out-of-Pocket Spending for Pharmaceuticals in Kazakhstan: Implications for Sectoral Reform. Health Policy and Planning 16(4): 428-434.


Sari, N., JC Langenbrunner, and M. Lewis, 2000. Affording Out-of-Pocket Payments for Health Services: Evidence from Kazakhstan. EuroHealth 6 (Spring Special Issue): 37-39.